Bacon Jalapeño Fritters

Bacon Jalapeño Fritters

Little bites with big, on-trend flavors. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and drizzle of natural peanut butter sauce and serve them as an app or premium side.

Servings: 2, each serving feeds 4-5 people (shareable appetizer)
Fritter yield:  25-30 total, 1’’ diameter 

Ingredients

Bacon Jalapeños Fritters:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup bacon chunks, cooked
  • 1/3 cup jalapeños, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water

Garnish:
  • 4 ounces (4 pumps) Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce
  • 1/4 cup jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup, loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4-6 lime wedges, fresh

Directions

  1. Heat fryer to 375°F  
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  3. Add melted butter and egg, mix until fully combined.
  4. Add milk, bacon and jalapeño and mix. 
  5. Let batter rest at room temp for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  6. Once rested, add sparkling water to loosen batter. 
  7. Fry small tablespoon-sized dollops of batter for 2-3 minutes per side. 
  8. To serve, place 12-15 fritters in a bowl, drizzle with peanut butter sauce and garnish with fresh jalapeño slices and cilantro leaves. Serve with lime wedges on the side.